I have a sneaking suspicion my a/c is not going to make it this summer. So I'm preparing for the worst, putting pennies away now for the inevitable breakdown. And what do I do? Call a contractor to come out and take a look at my suspicion? Nope! I'm going to be an idiot and wait until it goes down.
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America Educational Institute (ACCA-EI) Standards Task Team (STT) has announced an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) public review period for an addendum to the current HVAC Quality Installation Specification standard. The public review period has a deadline of May 12, 2013.
More than 2,500 HVAC professionals traveled to the 2013 Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Conference and Indoor Air Expo in Florida to learn about new technology, business management tips, and industry trends.
AHRI names associated certification engineer; SMACNA reveals that actor Jason Alexander will open its 70th annual convention; ACCA publishes ComforTool on insulation; RESNET Standards Management Board approved standard BSR/RESNET 301-2013; EPA grants recognition to IAPMO R&T for third-party certification of swimming pool pumps; HVI awards Daniel Forest with Distinguished Service award.
While the summer is the busiest season for most of our contractor readers, for those of us covering the industry, the first three months of the year are the most jam-packed. Here are some interesting items I have picked up during my travels.
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s (ACCA) Contractor Comfort Index registered at 58 for February. The statistic revealed that HVACR contractors are continuing their cautiously optimistic outlook for 2013.
EPA nominates new administrator; DOE nominates new secretary of energy; Henry Heier receives award from Texas Combined Heat and Power Initiative; EEB Hub welcomes three to advisory board; HVAC Excellence grants accreditation to Jefferson College HVAC program; Women in HVACR to host Mid-Atlantic regional meeting in April; OESP announces that Ray Wohlfarth will speak at its annual convention; ACCA) to host Building Performance Forum and Service Managers Forum in October; RESNET elects 2013 officers.